Faculty & Staff
Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation
Duke Divinity School
312 Blackwell St., Suite 101
Durham, NC 27701
Fred Edie, Faculty Director
Fred Edie grew up playing sports, swimming, fishing and swatting gnats on a small island near Savannah, Georgia. He holds degrees from Furman University, Vanderbilt University and Emory University. Fred is a United Methodist pastor and served as a youth minister for almost 20 years. In addition to Book, Bath, Table and Time: Christian Worship as Source and Resource for Youth Ministry (Pilgrim, 2007), he has written numerous articles and curricular pieces on Christian formation. He currently teaches in the ministries division of Duke Divinity School where he is an associate professor of the practice of Christian education. Fred is married to Alison Hester Edie, nurse-practitioner and artist, and together they have two college-aged children, Stewart and Rebekah.
Jeff Conklin-Miller, Director of Youth Ministry Initiatives
For nearly twenty years, Jeff Conklin-Miller has served as a youth minister and a campus minister, an associate pastor, co-pastor, and senior pastor in congregations in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Southern California. He now serves at Duke Divinity School as the Director of Youth Ministry Initiatives, working with the Duke Youth Academy and the new degree program for the training of youth ministers, the Master of Arts in Christian Practice (M.A.C.P.). Jeff holds degrees from the University of California, Riverside, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and is currently writing a dissertation in the Doctor of Theology program at Duke Divinity School. He is married to the Rev. Shannon Conklin-Miller, and together they have two children, Emma and Ethan. These days, he’s gearing up to run his first half-marathon, and continues his ongoing search for good sushi and Baja fish tacos.